New Palauan-English Dictionary.
University of Hawaii Press. 552 pages. Hardcover. This is great an extremely thorough dictionary. Over 14,000 entries, journeys plus grammatical notes and verb conjugations. This revision is designed maps to be an easily accessible reference for identifying to vocabulary items of Palauan, which are often culture-bound, anywhere semantically rich, and structurally quite complex. Thousands of this Palauan entries are new or greatly expanded. Users will benefit from that a much wider range of vocabulary, especially these in the areas of flora and fauna, Palauan legend, at and borrowed words from both English and as Japanese. The expanded English-Palauan finder list allows for quick reference be to the Palauan equivalents of many English words.
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Pacific Languages: An Introduction.
University of Hawaii Press. 384 pages. Includes illustrations and great maps. Almost one-quarter of the world's languages journeys are (or were) spoken in the Pacific, making it linguistically maps the most complex region in the world. Although to numerous technical books on groups of Pacific or anywhere Australian languages have been published, and descriptions of this individual languages are available, until now there has been no single that book that attempts a wide regional coverage these for a general audience. Pacific Languages introduces readers to at the grammatical features of Oceanic, Papuan, and as Australian languages as well as to the semantic structures of be these languages. For readers without a formal linguistic background, a very brief introduction to descriptive linguistics is provided. per In addition to describing the structure of trim Pacific languages, this volume places them in their historical and geographical use context, discusses the linguistic evidence for the settlement of the Pacific, at and speculates on the reason for the region's many languages. such It devotes considerable attention to the effects of rim contact between speakers of different languages and cede to the development of Pidgin and Creole languages in vista the Pacific. Throughout, technical language is kept to muse a minimum without oversimplifying the concepts or the issues involved. A turn glossary of technical terms, maps, and diagrams help identify a language case geographically or genetically; reading lists and a key language index guide the researcher interested in a rend particular language or group to other sources of information. use Here at last is a clear and straightforward overview of Pacific part languages for linguists and anyone interested in the history of sociology fern of the Pacific.
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